Since galvanizing the instrumental music world with its unique East meets West approach in the late 70s, Hiroshima has always kept its eye on a distinctive one World philosophy which seamlessly blends Asian North American culture to reflect both culture and spiritual connections.
The new release Legacy is a celebration of the bands 30th year in the recording industry. It is the first installment of what the band hopes to be a series. This, the first Legacy is a re-visitation of songs primarily from the first decade. This is Hiroshima, essentially recording live at studio Tofuville. It is the 6 of them, with guest performances by members of the 'family.' The band tried to keep things simple and honest--but as soulful as possible, and 'connect' the past with the now. The efforts are exemplary, as attested by Legacy’s nomination by 2010 GRAMMY in the Best Instrumental Album category!
This year marks 25 years since the band's unique combination of distinctively Japanese June elements Kuramoto's classical flavored koto, Shoji Kameda booming taiko drum with funky pop, urban and jazz sensibilities first hit the instrumental music charts, and 30 years since saxophonist and East L.A. native Dan Kuramoto, along with June, first formed the ensemble.
Official Website: http://www.hiroshimamusic.com/
Added by ranakabir on September 15, 2010